Gigabit connectivity can increase your property viewings by 82%

In a world where going online has become the norm for everyone, expectations for reliable internet (especially in private rental homes) has increased rapidly and is now at the top of tenants’ priority list.  

A 2019 student survey found that a landlord providing internet access in their property meant that prospective tenants were 82% more likely to view.

Internet speeds are now a buyers top priority  

A recent study revealed that 71% of buyers would now reject their ‘ideal home’ if the available broadband didn’t meet the minimum requirements, whereas a further 22% said they would try and negotiate a lower price as high speed internet connectivity is an essential part of the renting decision making process. 

Gigabit boosts your property value 

Selling your home can bring many challenges your way, especially when it comes to your internet speeds. If you have fast speeds and rarely suffer with interruption when streaming, your house price is likely to be safe.  

However, if you do have slow internet, this might be something to consider sorting before selling your house, as a recent study showed that slow broadband could knock 20% off the value of your home.  

It’s not all doom and gloom – our Gigabit products can provide you and your property with ultrafast and ultra-reliable broadband that you can trust and depend on. Feel free to check out our tailored offerings here.

We can help you work from home  

Covid-19 has been a game-changer for businesses and the way employees are now working, which has now led to a new era of productivity and digital-inclusivity. 

Working from home can put a lot of pressure on your internet, especially if there’s more than one remote worker in the household, as it was revealed that 37% of properties have speeds that are significantly slower than what they actually need.   

Future-proof your invesment 

With the government now introducing new building regulations, it is mandatory for property developers to ensure that almost every new home is built with support for gigabit-capable broadband.  

This new law means that 3,000 extra residential buildings a year will be connected to gigabit speeds. 

So why not get a head start? At Gigabit Networks we offer a variety of products for any homes – at gigabit speeds, symmetrical bandwidth and around the clock technical support so you’ll never have to worry.  

Gigabit and cost-effectiveness goes hand in hand 

75% of buyers say that they would be more inclined to rent a property that had pre-installed internet access, and a further 88% said that fast internet was something that they specifically look for.  

Though broadband can require an upfront investment, Gigabit Networks can offer you affordable prices no matter how big or small your company is.  

Check out our product prices and their benefits here. Or if you would like to find out more information, talk to one of our team members here.  

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs FTTP Broadband

What is FTTP broadband? FTTP stands for Fibre To The Premises which is where fibre broadband is directed straight to a home instead of a cabinet that services an area. It’s faster, more reliable and a lot more secure. 

But why does a business need FTTP? And what daily benefits are available with it?

1. High Performance 

Unlike FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet), the main benefit is that FTTP is a direct fibre connection and has the highest speed capacity than standard fibre broadband, because of this, FTTP can reach speeds up to 20x faster than your average broadband. There is nothing that compares. 

2. Cost Effective 

“Slow internet causes costly delays in your company’s operations and workflow management. It’s been revealed the average employee wastes one week per year waiting for their network to respond”-  Nick Hastreiter. 

Now multiply this by 100 employees. 

3. Ultra-reliable

If you are living in a busy home with multiple devices or if you’re a business owner you will almost certainly benefit a lot more from FTTP.  Why? Not only is it a lot faster, but there are less chances of your internet cutting out half way through an important email or call to a client.  

4. Rapid Installation 

While FTTC is the most common and accessible option for many, FTTP is only available to 15% of households, but this is soon to change as the government has a target to get more homes connected. 

Your area is not serviced yet? You can show your interest here and we will do the rest. 

5. Upgrade at anytime 

You are able to upgrade your business at any time, so that you can enjoy ultrafast broadband without the penalties. 

Want to find out more? Check out our product page visiting GigaFast FTTP here

Gigabit Networks to join CityFibre’s Revolutionary Full Fibre Network in Coventry

Gigabit Networks is proud to announce it is to offer ultrafast, reliable, full fibre, gigabit-speed broadband to 131,500 premises in Coventry, including schools and the NHS, starting this month.

Services will be available over the CityFibre network, which is investing an additional £12.5million to boost its original £60million investment in rolling out full fibre across the city.

Gigabit Networks joins a growing list of consumer internet service providers (ISPs) to offer full fibre services to consumers over CityFibre’s national open access networks.

CityFibre is currently engaged in an up to £4billion gigabit city investment programme and we will be the latest consumer ISP to become a partner.

Speaking of the agreement, Leigh Hunt, city manager at CityFibre, said: “Working with Gigabit Networks, we will help support Coventry’s diverse communities by giving them access to the fastest and most reliable broadband speeds in the UK. This partnership will further broaden the choice of ISPs available on the CityFibre network

“We look forward to seeing even more homes and businesses take advantage of this state-of-the-art connectivity and what it can enable in the future.”

David Yates, co-founder of Gigabit Networks, which is based in the Midlands, added: “Our partnering with CityFibre means we are capable of truly bridging the digital divide across the Midlands. Coventry is a city with deep history, culture and industry-leading innovation. Joining the CItyFibre ultrafast network means greater prospects for people across the city.”

For more information about CityFibre’s investment in Coventry visit cityfibre.com/gigabit-cities.

To register your interest, visit gigabitnetworks.co.uk/coventry

Why do schools need gigabit-capable Internet access?

School life is a fundamental part of growing up.

Connecting with friends, learning new things and having different experiences all count towards the development of a young child’s path to a successful adulthood.

And reliable Internet access is at the heart of all of these contributors.

Without it, children miss out on learning and potentially a sense of belonging – especially when they’re not able to stay in touch with friends and teachers.

Overall, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed the scale of the digital divide within the education sector.

An Ofcom report from 2020 estimates between 1.m and 1.8m children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, mobile or tablet at home.

Gigabit-capable full fibre Internet access is a game-changing technology for schools and communities.

It means educational institutions can receive more value for less money – meaning they are able to allocate more funds to helping those pupils in digital poverty.

With the growing popularity of online learning tools and interactive digital textbooks, gigabit Internet allows teachers to download the largest of learning resources within a matter of seconds.

Furthermore, complex tasks like migrating to the cloud as an administrative platform for file management and data storage services become seamless, ultrafast and highly responsive.

In schools with gigabit Internet, pupils now have equal opportunity to learn, have fun and create memories in this digital-age.

And schools that have invested into pure fibre gigabit Internet enjoy 20 times faster connectivity than the average UK households (FTTC).

Gigabit Internet speeds are considered the gold standard for Internet users – as they can support an unlimited number of users and devices.

Moving forwards, those educational institutions that are at the forefront of the digital transformation will be more versatile to online learning, have safer digital storage and enjoy the enablement of advanced learning concepts such as AR and VR.

To find out more on how Gigabit Networks are helping to bridge the digital divide in schools, click here to see information about our partnership with Internet4Schools.

To speak to one of our team about transforming the digital performance of your school, simply fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.

The Future of UK Business with Gigabit: £43.15bn Projected Economic Impact

What would you do with lightning fast, 1Gbps-speed internet?

Download a full-length HD movie in 12 seconds? Or get your hands on Call of Duty: Warzone in less than 5 minutes? 

This is just the tip of the iceberg for the future of internet use in the U.K – thanks to Gigabit Networks and CityFibre. 

No More Copper with Gigabit PureFibre

Current copper broadband infrastructure that is common in the UK is old, outdated and restricts you from doing the things that matter. 

Weather can easily damage or cut out your connection, fix times are slow – and we all know the curse of peak-time streaming hours.

By switching to PureFibre, these worries are a thing of the past. 

Gigabit internet presents to the UK an amazing opportunity in economic growth and business development.

Because of outdated digital infrastructure, one in five businesses in the UK are currently struggling with an unreliable internet connection.

And did you know that every employee lose on average a week of productivity every year due to slow internet speed?

Gigabit PureFibre has the ability to accelerate and future-proof any business premises – by equipping its employees with a virtually limitless capacity. 

Enabling Economic Growth

Over the next 15 years, it is predicted that Gigabit PureFibre – provided on the multi-billion pound, Goldman Sachs-backed CityFibre network – will benefit the UK with a £43.15bn total economic impact (according to research conducted by Regeneris). This ranges from benefits in the healthcare sector, to private housing and businesses and start-ups of all sizes, up and down the country. 

The breakdown of this research is as follows:

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The future is digital – and Gigabit Networks are dedicated to providing businesses in the UK with the tools they need to remain competitive, and do their jobs as easily and carefree as possible.

There are currently over half a million premises live on the CityFibre network, with a plan to expand to over 5 million premises by 2025. You can check if your business premises has Gigabit capability here.

Go Bigger on your bandwidth, productivity, accessibility and internet speeds – with PureFibre from Gigabit Networks. Read more about our products here.

Gigabit Networks supports CityFibre’s vision to deliver pure-fibre connectivity to towns and cities across the Midlands

As a City Champion partner of CityFibre, Gigabit Networks is supporting the UK’s third digital infrastructure provider in its drive to open up pure fibre connectivity to businesses in towns and cities across the Midlands – including Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham and soon Derby.

 

The significant roll out is part of a £4bn national programme to deliver a pure fibre infrastructure to over 100 towns and cities, one which is set to create 11,000 telecoms and construction jobs over three years.

 

The move comes as the UK Government seeks to deliver more reliable and superiorly faster connectivity services by replacing slower, ageing copper lines with pure fibre cables. CityFibre is at the forefront of this vision.

 

The UK’s Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “We’re working closely with firms like CityFibre and I warmly welcome their commitment to building a highly-skilled and diverse telecoms workforce which will boost growth right across the UK.”

 

To find out more about Gigabit Network’s involvement in the pure fibre rollout with CityFibre and how your business could benefit from pure fibre connectivity, contact us today.

 

You can also read more about CityFibre’s major recruitment drive at: CityFibre announces 10,000 jobs boost to roll-out pure-fibre infrastructure across the UK

Gigabit Networks and CityFibre drive Leicester’s digital transformation

  • Gigabit City network provides ultrafast speeds to Leicester businesses
  • Greater internet capability for Leicester as part of £4bn UK-wide rollout will lead to economic boost

 

Gigabit Networks is enabling Leicester businesses to thrive as the country moves out of the COVID-19 lockdown by unlocking their digital potential with Gigabit internet speeds (1000Mbps)

The local ISP has agreed to be one of a select number of CityFibre’s City Champions driving local businesses adoption of pure fibre connectivity as part of a major national roll out which has already seen it create new and completely independent fibre networks in 29 cities and towns across the UK including Cambridge, Nottingham and soon Derby.

Lots of business leaders haven’t yet realised they can now get the same high quality and ultra-fast internet speeds that larger corporations enjoy, but at significantly competitive prices. This is a game changer for Leicester, providing it with the initial building blocks to make it globally competitive as a digital city. That has a massive impact on the local economy and entrepreneurship.

The ‘Economic Impact of pure fibre infrastructure in 100 towns and cities’ report carried out by specialist economic development and regeneration consultancy Regeneris, commissioned by CityFibre, estimates the £80million investment CityFibre is making in the city could boost the local economy by up to £640 million over the coming years.

“Lockdown has demonstrated how essential a fast, reliable connectivity solution is for business continuity,” said Andrew Wilson, CityFibre’s Head of Wholesale. “During the current crisis, we are motivated to maintain progress and play our part in providing the digital infrastructure that will drive economic growth, support flexible working and deliver fast and reliable connectivity to businesses across the city.”

Currently, pure fibre connectivity is only available to 12 percent of premises across the UK. It is revered as the best in connectivity for its speed, near unlimited bandwidth and reliability. By using fibre optic cables for every stage of the connection from the customer’s premises to the Internet, users will be offered a significantly superior and more reliable Ethernet service, capable of Gigabit speeds (1,000 Mbps).

If you are a Leicester company that’s keen to find out more about how Gigabit capable connectivity could change your business, then contact Gigabit Networks at hello@gigabitnetworks.co.uk

Gigabit Networks supports CityFibre push for 11,000 new jobs in fibre internet

CityFibre is set to create 11,000 jobs over three years as expands its fibre network to reach 8m homes in the UK.

Gigabit Networks is a Partner and Midlands City Champion of CityFibre, which has built pure-fibre networks in 25 cities and towns such as Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham and soon Derby.

The £4bn expansion means around 10,000 new engineers will be trained in fibre splicing, telephone pole climbing and road cutting.

The UK’s Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Our £5bn commitment to bring faster, gigabit-speed internet to the whole country is key to ensuring everyone is better connected, creating jobs and powering the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus.

“We’re working closely with firms like CityFibre and I warmly welcome their commitment to building a highly-skilled and diverse telecoms workforce which will boost growth right across the UK.”

The move comes as the telecoms industry seeks to replace slower, ageing copper lines with fibre cables has picked up.

Boris Johnson, the prime minister, has pledged that all households should be able to connect to a “gigabit speed” broadband line by 2025.

CityFibre was bought by Goldman Sachs’ West Street Infrastructure Fund and Antin Infrastructure Partners in 2017.

The massive recruitment push kicks off this month and seeks to hire more female and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers which the company said are under-represented in the telecoms workforce.

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